Our service is a purpose built 75 place centre, we are privately owned with a sister centre located in Pakenham. We have three spacious yards which have recently been renovated to incorporate natural elements and give the children more to explore and investigate. Inside we have 5 rooms, all with access to children’s bathrooms and toileting facilities.
The service provides a hot lunch, morning and afternoon tea and breakfast and a late snack where required. Our fantastic cook has worked with Healthy Together Victoria to develop a nutritional menu that caters for children’s dietary requirements whilst in the care environment.
We have play based early education programs for children from 6 weeks to 6 years, with each room being grouped via age/developmental needs. Our educators are passionate advocates for children with a strong knowledge base in early childhood and a range of experience and qualifications.
We host a sessional kindergarten program run by an Early Childhood Teacher and additional educator. Our kindergarten program caters for 30 children over four days. This program works alongside, community groups and local schools to work together and prepare children for the best start to school.
During term breaks, we have a vacation care program for children attending school, this program includes a range of excursions and theme days to ensure children make the most of their holidays whilst in care.
We take child safety seriously at Little Saints, all of our educators are trained to be aware of signs of abuse and protocols. Educators promote self awareness in children and protective behaviours with children and families
Our service promotes sustainability into daily practices and routines, encouraging children to be aware of their world and the impact they have on the environment. We offer a weekly sustainability program to assist children in engaging in activities that can reduce their footprint on the earth.
Little Saints has strong community partnerships and these partnerships benefit our children and the programs offered through the service. We work with the local library to encourage literacy skills with children and have access to books. Miss Leoni comes to the service to engage children in a storytime and our Kinder program visits the library throughout the year. We have visits from community services such as the police, fire and ambulance as well as local artists and sporting organisations.